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LACI1217 --- 11 years ago -

OK SO HERES THE BACK STORY MY SON HAS SEASONAL ASTHEMSA. WE MOVED HERE IN LATE OCT. HE HAS BEEN THE THE ER TWICE AND MISSED PAX 14 DAYS OF SCHOOL DUE TO HIS HEALTH. HE IS NOW AN EFMP FAMILY MEMBER. WE LIVE IN SAN LOUIS REY HOUSEING WITH NO CETNRAL AC. SO THERE FOR NO FILTERATION OF AIR IN THE HOUSE. WE FILLED OUT AN EXCEPTION TO POLICY TO MOVE TO ONE OF THE NEWER HOUSES IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAVE AC AND WERE DENIED DUE TO MY HUSBAND'S RANK. TO TOP ALL THIS OFF THE EMAIL THAT WAS SENT FROM LTCOL KILLIEN SENT TO THE LADY I WAS WORKING WITH SAID THAT HE HAD A LONG CONVO. WITH MY HUSBAND AT A LINKS MEETING. MY HUSBAND HAS NEVER MET OR HEARD FROM THIS MAN. SO WHAT ARE WE SOPOSED TO DUE NOW... WE CAN'T AFFORD TO MOVE OUT TO TOWN SO IS MY SON JUST SUPPOSED TO STAY SICK BC HIS DADS RANK IS NOT HIGH ENOUGH TO HELP WITH HIS MEDICAL NEEDS. BY THE WAY WE HAVE OUR PCM AND ALSO A SPEICALIST THAT ARE WILLING TO SPEAK ON OUR BEHALF THAT MY CHILD NEEDS THE FILTERATION BUT NO ONE SEEMS TO WANT THE DRS OPPION. WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE???? 

Lavender is Good --- 11 years ago -

Try getting into Deluz housing... everyone has central AC

They can't, if they are in SLR her husband must be an officer.

OP, why can't you afford to move off base? 

Mrs Patch --- 11 years ago -

I'm confused. If it's seasonal, then it's only a few months out of the year correct? Why does he require Air Conditioning if he seems to need the filtration of the air? Wouldn't it be less of a headache to purchase one of those air filtration systems from like Brookstone?? Because it's the crapola in the air that he needs removed right? Not the heat? If rank was the sole reason for rejection, can you just move to another Housing? What about DelMar Housing? Do they not have AC? 

ItchyWitch --- 11 years ago -

SLR and Oneill Heights are getting AC this summer 

sgtmaj0369 --- 11 years ago -

contact your congressman and have that office get involved. or set up a meeting with your Husband's SgtMaj or Unit Commander and see if they can help, sometimes a call from Commanding officer to Housing Director is all it takes. Have your FRO help in the meeting set up. by the way RANK does bring up an issue but there is housing with AC IN deluz. 

Mrs Patch --- 11 years ago -

ETA* I guess I am confused as for the need for AC since my mother is an asthmatic and lives inland where it's much warmer than beachside and she has no AC and is does pretty good as far as controlling her asthma attacks. She does keep her house as dust free as possible though. 

Mrs Patch --- 11 years ago -

Thanks GIJane. It just sucks if he's already been deemed an EFMP member to be denied the move. 

Lavender is Good --- 11 years ago -

SLR and Oneill Heights are getting AC this summer

If that's true, then problem solved. It would make sense if they denied it because the housing will be getting a/c anyway. BTW I have asthma and I don't need a/c. I have it but I only use it when it gets to 100 or so outside. 

Mrs Patch --- 11 years ago -

I'm pretty sure he's not EFMP or else they wouldn't be giving them an issue.

Oh I said that because she said he was. 

Mrs Patch --- 11 years ago -

I must have missed that....

It's in all that CAPILTALNESS lol 

JillO --- 11 years ago -

SLR and Oneill Heights are getting AC this summer


I thought this was next year...?


I have been talking to one of the ladies who works at the lincoln military housing office since I am moving to CP in 7 months and she said that the AC installation for O'neill Heights will be completed by this fall. 

Ella Mafayo --- 11 years ago -

I live in an older SLR house, and, though I haven't messed with it yet, there IS an air handler in this house, with registers throughout the house and a digital control box on the wall in the kitchen. So...again, though I haven't messed with it, I believe there is SOMETHING in this house that moves and filters air. It just doesn't cool it.

Plus...we are getting A/C in a couple months. Hang in there, and try turning on whatever gizmo we already have. Get a commercial air filtration machine, like from Dyson or Brookstone or whatever. If it's that crucial, be proactive and don't rely on housing to solve the problem for you. I'd like one of those big nice houses, too, but the ranking system is there for a reason. Respect it. 

chelleydi77 --- 11 years ago -

We live in SLR (old) also. My daughter is EFMP, has dr. orders that she is required to live in an a/c'ed house due to asthma and heart issues. We were told we could put in window units. So we did. Craigslist always has some for cheap, we got 2 units for $100, paid housing $40 to put them in. I would much rather do that than pay to move. And yes, we're getting a/c. O'neill is getting them first then we are. 

SinCityGRL --- 11 years ago -

You can put an a/c unit into your home... :) I have two window units in Oneill (although we are "supposed" to be getting a/c put in sometimes soon) 

Donny --- 11 years ago -

The child's doctor should be able to write a letter to housing stating the child's needs be it a air filtration system, AC unit or both.

Housing does not have to move you due to these needs, but can/will allow you to install the needed equipment in the household.

A lot of people at my command have children with this very issue (myself included) and it's never been an issue with a letter from the doctor.

Moving an entire household seems a bit excessive.... 

LACI1217 --- 11 years ago -

THE PROB WE ARE HAVINIG IS THAT HE IS HIGHLY ALLERGIC TO PULLEN AND DUST AND GETTING WINDOW UNITS WILL FILTER THE AIR COMING IN FROM OUTSIDE GOING INTO THAT ROOM BUT NOT THE AIR THAT IS CIRCLEATEING IN THE HOUSE ITS SELF. HIS ASTHMA IS TRIGGERED BY THE REACTION TO THE ALLERGY. WE HAVE 2 FILTERS WE BORROWED FROM THE EFMP OFFICE. WE ARE FROM THE SOUTH AND HAVE NEVER BEEN TO THE WEST COAST BEFORE WE WERE AWEAR OF HIS CONDITION BEFORE BUT DUE TO THE DRYNESS HERE YEAR ROUND INSTED OF IT ACTING UP A COUPLE OF TIMES A YEAR IT IS NOW A CONSTANT THING. AND THE ONLY REASON WE WERE ASKING FOR THE NEW BIGGER HOUSES IS BC THERE IS NO OPTION IN OUR PAID GRADE. WE HAVE BEEN IN THE MARINE CORPS FOR OVER 8 YEARS NOW ( HE WAS PRIOR ) AND HAVE ALWAYS LIVED ON BASE NEVER HAD A COMPLANT UNTILL NOW. AND IT IS TRUE THAT THIS HOUSEING WILL BE GETTING A/C BUT NO SET TIME LINE IS IN PLACE. SO IS MY SON SOPPOSED TO SUFFER UNTILL THEY DOT THERE I'S AND CROSS THERE T'S. I UNDERSTAN THE RANK IN HOUSEING IS THERE FOR A REASON BUT THE HOUSES THAT I'M TALKING ABOUT IS IN THE SAME NEIGBORHOOD THAT WE NOW LIVE IN LITTERLY 2 HOUSES AWAY. 

Maddies Mom --- 11 years ago -

All the typing with the caps lock on and spelling errors are making my head hurt.

I have asthma as well and live in Stuart Mesa with no issues. My asthma was so bad that I was medically retired from the Air Force in November. I was stationed in the desert to top it all off which made it worse. Just turn your temp control unit to cool and make sure you have clean air filters so the air circulates through the filters. 

Green Chick --- 11 years ago -

I would just move out in town. My son is allergic to dust mites, pollen, and grass. Those three are his asthma triggers. If you have him on allergy medication as well as stick to his asthma treatments I don't see why the A/C is that big of a deal. We live without A/C and as long as we stay on top of all of his medications his attacks have been few and far between. He was hospitalized almost 2 years ago because his medication was not working for him.

Have you seen the allergist? They also have allergy shots for kids with more severe allergies. 

LakerGirl --- 11 years ago -

All the typing with the caps lock on and spelling errors are making my head hurt.

x2

Not to be mean, but I gave up halfway through. 

LACI1217 --- 11 years ago -

Sorry about the caps and spelling errors but i'm cooking and dealing with 2 hyper boys. but my child has never needed daily meds before and if there is something that I can do to keep him off of daily meds I'm going to do it. I'm not one who likes to use med. unless it is the only thing that will work. The reason I didn't want to move out in town is 1- I don't know this area very well and i feel safer on base. 2- we would rather not have to deal with land lords. We have other reasons as well, but those are the top 2. I'm just haveing a hard time i guess understanding the issue. they have houses that are open. We did ask about deLuze but was told the same thing ( rank ) we were willing to pay our full BAH. My husband is going to talk to his command and see what they say. and the marines have 3 reasons that they will accept the exception to policy #1higher pay grade (promotion) #2 addition of dependents #3 medical 

Doo Schnugget --- 11 years ago -

The reasoning makes no sense.. if you need the air filtered, buy air filtration system..like ionized fans or whatever. Air conditioning won't solve that problem and they won't move you because you want the air filtered. 

Green Chick --- 11 years ago -

my child has never needed daily meds before and if there is something that I can do to keep him off of daily meds I'm going to do it.

I get that, but mine did not need daily medication before either until a couple of years ago when he was hospitalized. I can guarantee you that if you are trying to rely on JUST an a/c unit to get his asthma under control it is not going to work. I don't know how old he is, but you cannot keep him in an a/c controlled environment forever. I do not like medications either, however, I also know there comes a point where it is necessary for the child to thrive. If you don't have him on any medication and you think an a/c unit in a bigger house is going to fix it, then I think you should probably do some more research on it and talk to your son's doctor. Has his doctor said he will not need medication if you have a/c? 

LACI1217 --- 11 years ago -

He is an O1-E. it doesn't have to be filtered by a specific filter. central a/c filters the air that is in your home as well as the outside air being brought in. i window unit only filters the air that is coming in from outside. so with a window unit he would have to stay in that one room. a house will never be 100% dust or pollen free.but haveing central air would take a good % out of the air in our home. 

EastCoast --- 11 years ago -

If he's on EFMP, why are you filling out exceptions to policy? His doctor will write a letter. Also, officers can live in enlisted housing (and do) if that's the only place that meets the families needs.
Call your case worker for EFMP. They get paid to help you. 

LACI1217 --- 11 years ago -

I DO NOT need a bigger house I never said that. If they had a smaller home that would suit his needs I would move there. And yes i was told by his PCM and also the allergen that an A/C would help a good bit with his condition. If I was told that he would not get better with out meds I would have no problem giving it to him. And I understand that he can not be in A/C at all times. But I also feel that the Marine Corps should support there Marines and there families if it is in there power to do so. I'm not asking them to go out of there way to help my family. I'm not saying them to come out of pocket for anything. the houses are there empty. If they were not avilable I would understand. You need to understand I have been given the run around for weeks and I have been lied to more then once from houseing. 

Green Chick --- 11 years ago -

I DO NOT need a bigger house I never said that

I wasn't implying you want a bigger house, but you did say you were asking for the new bigger houses:

AND THE ONLY REASON WE WERE ASKING FOR THE NEW BIGGER HOUSES IS BC THERE IS NO OPTION IN OUR PAID GRADE 

LACI1217 --- 11 years ago -

2 different Dr's have written letters. And my EFMP case worker said that she spoke to the houseing office and said that enlisted houseing is out of the question and that the exception to policy was the only way to try and get any other houseing. My case worker is not all that helpful. I have handled everything on my own. My case worker said that her job is just to give me info on what is available. Most of the info and phone numbers i have gotten i've gotten from our FRO. I have heard so many different things from so many different people. 

Doo Schnugget --- 11 years ago -

The bottom line, you can go below your pay grade, not above, unless you have letter from your command stating you'll be promoted soon. 

Liz~*Celebrating Home *~ --- 11 years ago -

My friend uses the vent air all the time to circulate the air. Her son has asthma and is on meds for it. The vent and AC system will do the same thing. 

LACI1217 --- 11 years ago -

oh i understand. Sorry 

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